Campbell Hausfeld TL050299AV Summary
For those that want to pay less than a meal
The TL050299AV is an extremely budget 1/2″ Air Impact Wrench from Campbell Hausfeld. The price of this wrench is very attractive and amazingly low. However, you will be paying for a very low performance device. This Air Impact Wrench produces 250 lbs/ft of torque. This level of torque will probably suffice if all that is required is to remove spark plugs. However, when it comes to larger bolts and nuts that have been secured on as tight as a old oak tree is in the ground. The TL050299AV does not have the power to perform every task but at just $30 would be a good addition to a domestic tool box where high powered jobs are unlikely.
The air consumption required is 5.1 SCFM at a pressure of 90 PSI which is fairly standard for a 1/2 inch hose connection but is quite low for the power output that is achieved. There are four power speed modes: Full, medium, low power forward speeds and one Full-power reverse. The speed and direction controls are operated by an easily accessible “one-hand” switch. This product has a lot of features and even comes with a storage case. However, the lack of power is puts the TL050299AV largely in the market of domestic infrequent usage only..
Campbell Hausfeld TL050299AV Features
- Low Price Low power tool for infrequent
- Delivers 250-Feet lbs. of torque
- Easy push button to control tool
- One-handed directional changes
- Air consumption 5.1 SCFM at 90 PSI
Our Experienced Recommendation
The TL050299AV is a great tool for auto mechanics that do not require heavy usage and heavy work load. The power output is high enough to be able to deal with spark plug removal and tightening easily. It will also dispatch tyre bolts with no problem too. It is when the required loads get much higher than this that the TL050299AV will struggle. It will also make hard work of being used full time every day.
It comes with a 3-inch extension and a reversable 3/4 – 13/16 socket, which are especially useful for that purpose. Just don`t expect miracles from this tiny 250 lbs/ft Air Impact Wrench. Everything is acceptable at this price range, except the torque – it is just not enough.
If you are willing to pay more for a torque wrench then do so. You will get more torque for your money. The IR236 is another good low price tool that will offer more torque and head speed.